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MEDEVAC 15th Med\15th FSB
307B N Main Copperas Cove, TX 76522
Fellow C 2-7 Cav and MEDEVAC Medic Doc Bill
WALSH <firstname.lastname@example.org> announces: "Welcome Home 2011, a Chicago Vietnam
Veterans' Welcome Home Parade, June17-19, 2011." Go to:
www.serviceandhonor.org Website for the information. Bill is retired
Chicago Police Department, and hosted the successful 1986 Chicago Vietnam
Veterans' Parade, where the 1st Cav Assn. had a hospitality room and
John BRENNAN email@example.com finalizes, "Gentlemen, Looking
for individualized 'names' that were painted on in- country Army 'copters
1962-'73. I'm closing in on the 2,800 'name' count so far collected,
documented and cataloged. Book is to be published and readied for Spring
2011. Hundreds of never-before-published pics and 'name' database will be
contained in a 2-vol set. Contributions and input welcomed. Respectfully
yours, John BRENNAN, former SP5, 114 AHC, 1970- 71, Vinh Long AAF, Mekong
Roque TORRES firstname.lastname@example.org of Concord, CA, comments:
"Looking for anyone that knew Thomas FARIA, Combat Medic Vietnam circa
'68-'69. He resided in Fremont, California and served with the 1st Cav
Division, 4th Infantry Division and the 3rd ACR (Brave Rifles)."
Ron STRUB C-15th MED 1965-'66 email@example.com , Bullhead City, AZ
posts, "Just went thru all 42 pages of 15th MED e-mails. Will be trying
to connect with a few of you. Does anyone know SFC Jeff DANIEL (Ret)? He
left an e-mail message way back in 6-22-05 looking for anyone that served
with his Dad (SFC Jim DANIEL) C-15th MED '65-'66. His father, Jim, was
one of my SGTs."
Col. (Ret) Walter J. SERWATKA, DDS
firstname.lastname@example.org in Hampton, VA, signs the Guestbook: "I served as a
dental officer with Co B 15th MED Bn. from 1967-1968."
BRIDGEMAN email@example.com at Binghamton, N.Y., writes, "My
brother, 1st Lt. Cleave BRIDGEMAN, was killed on FSB Illingworth on April
1st, 1970. He was exiting the FDC when it was hit by a 122mm rocket. His
two comrades, Bob LANE and Tom MURPHY were killed outright, but some
reports indicate that Cleave may have survived the blast and was taken to
an aid station not far from the FDC on Illingworth. Does anyone know of
anyone who was working in that aid station on Illingworth during the
attack of April 1st, 1970? They were all 1st Air Cav heros."
Webmaster\Past President 2003-2006 15th MED Association Murray GIBBS,
MEDEVAC '67-'68 firstname.lastname@example.org informs that John CRESPI's wife
has been in and out of the hospital, since the last column. You can check
the Website for any updates. Also, the 15th MED Association Secretary Jim
CALIBRO's mother passed away.
Harry L. SUMMERS
email@example.com at Fleetwood, NC, e-mailed that he served in the
1st Cav from the spring of 1958 to '59 in Korea. Harry sent some photos
and says he reads the Saber news from cover to cover, and sometimes reads
Harry adds, his chain of command was: BC Major SCARPETTA,
Bn. XO Capt. WOLF, HHC CO 1st Lt. MICKELSON, Commo Officer Capt.
DAVIS, and Motor Pool Lt. HANSEN. Harry was an E-4 commo chief most of the
Larry PURSEL firstname.lastname@example.org sent, "Searching
for the family of WO Thomas Ronald PURSEL, KIA. Do you have any ideas of
how I can do this?"
If anyone does, contact him. I referred Larry to
the 1st Cav Assn. HQ. It doesn't have to end there.
email@example.com says, "Dear Mike, You don't know me.
I'm the son of a B Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Trooper. My dad was
at Quan Loi when he began his first tour in September, 1969. He lived
through his tour, as a crew chief\door gunner, and extended. He
eventually went home in April 1971.
"As such, I've been looking for
photos on eBay, amongst other places, for a documentary I'm working on.
And I found some Quan Loi photos for sale last week --- they only went
for $4.99. I was very surprised the package had all the negatives too
which I scanned on a professional Nikon 35mm scanner taking out the dust
and scratches, adjusting tones and color - the negatives were
underexposed and faded too.
"What's almost, or maybe just as good ---
the names of everyone were on the backs of the faded prints. I'm
attaching the photos. The captions of in the metadata (file info)
which can be seen with Photoshop or some other editing program.
"You can post these or whatever. A lot of guy owe the guys from 15th MED
plenty. They even took care of my dad when he was hit on February 18,
"Unfortunately, these photos came from an estate auction
according to the eBay auction description and I don't know if that means
the estate of the Veteran or maybe a parent? His name on the back is of
course 'Me' and I have no idea whom he is. Scouts over."
try to get some of these into the Saber. If anyone is recognized, don't
be shy, let us know.
Always remembering our 1st Cav troops on duty
around the world; over and out.
Bodnar C 2\7 '69
SO THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE